Don Julian Gonzalez
In 2000, four members of Los Cenzontles began occasional visits to Don Julian’s small apartment in Belmont, CA to begin their studies. Eugene Rodriguez on vihuela, Tregar Otton on violin, Hugo Arroyo on guitarron, and Lucina Rodriguez, dancing. Julian presented the group a tiny handwritten piece of paper with the names of the sones abajeños that he could teach. This would be their guide list for the future creation of four albums.